I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extraterrestrial intelligence.-- Richard Feynman
Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.
Nature made him, and then broke the mold.--Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)_Orlando Furioso_ , Canto X, Stanza 84
Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. --Tallulah Bankhead
There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.--- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups."- Deborah Tannen (1951 &endash; )
Daisies of the world unite - you have nothing to lose but
Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all. --Richard Baxter 1651
If we do not depart from God, and disinite by that departure, and fall into disunion among ourselves, I am confident, we doing our duty and waiting upon the Lord, we shall find He will be as a wall of brass round about us till we have finishe that work which he has for us to do.-- Oliver Cromwell, to his army officers, 23 March 1649
I may worship in a different building from you, I may worship in a different style, but all we hold dear is God's gift in Christ Jesus, who is our Unity. In Him we have all and lack nothing.-- Michael J Davis
When we talk about what we believe we divide. When we talk about who we believe in we unite.--E Stanley Jones
Unity is the ultimate goal of all the ways of God.- Abraham Kuyper, Uniformity:The Curse of Modern Life
Calvin dealt with the absolute prohibition upon lending money at interest (usury), for example, by arguing that it was merely an accommodation to the specific needs of a primitive society. Since there was no similarity between such a society and Geneva&emdash;interest is merely rent paid on capital, after all&emdash;he allowed lenders to charge a variable rate of interest. - Alister McGrath, Calvin and the Christian Calling, First Things 94 (June/July 1999): 31-35.
The difference between the vanity of a Frenchmen and an Englisman seems to be this: the one thinks everything right that is French, the other thinks everything wrong that is not English. --William Hazlitt, 1823
Vanity is definitely my favorite sin. -- John Milton aka Satan, in Devil's Advocate 1997
Do you know the difference between broccoli and
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
Cole's Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.
If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?
Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older.
Nothing wrong with vegetarians. Some of my best friends are vegetarians. Admittedly, they're also quadrupeds....Peter Anderton
The conclusion which he drew, or pretended to draw, as
that if it was sinful to kill and eat animals, it was not
less sinful to do the like by vegetables, or their seeds.
None such, he said, should be eaten, except what had died a
natural death, such as fruit that was lying on the ground
and about to rot, or cabbage-leaves that had turned yellow
in late autumn. These and other like garbage he declared to
be the only food that might be eaten with a clear
conscience. Even so the eater must plant the pips of any
apples or pears that he may have eaten, or any plum-stones,
cherrystones and the like, or he would come near to
incurring the guilt of infanticide. The grain of cereals,
according to him, was out of the question, for ever such
grain had a living soul as much as man had, and had as good
a right as man to possess that soul in peace.
Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. - Finley Peter Dunne
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. --Sir Robert Hutchinson
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper
and vinegar, and hen thrown out, as good for nothing.
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. --Fran Lebowitz
I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat animals who are. --Groucho Marx
The West wasn't won on salad. --North Dakota Beef Council
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.-Rita Rudner
Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them! - Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine, 1986
Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT'S bad for you! --Tommy Smothers
No vices are so incurable as those which men are apt to glory in. --Joseph Addison
Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask. -- Benjamin Franklin
Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.- Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Inactivity is the beginning of all vice. - C.F.W. Walther , letter: 15 Jan 1873
People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.
I do not wish to imply that God the Son could not,
absolutely speaking, have become incarnate by a non-virginal
conception, any more than I should wish to deny that God
might, absolutely speaking, have redeemed mankind without
becoming incarnate at all; it is always unwise to place
limits to the power of God. What we can see is that both an
incarnation and a virginal conception were thoroughly
appropriate to the needs and circumstances of the case and
were more "natural", in the sense of more appropriate, than
the alternatives... In practice, denial of the virginal
conception or inability to see its relevance almost always
goes with an inadequate understanding of the Incarnation and
of the Christian religion in general.
To Almighty God, this shrine of the arts, music and literature is dedicated by the first Governors in the year of our Lord 1931, John Reith being Director General. It is their prayer that good seed sown will produce a good harvest, that everything offensive to decency and hostile to peace will be expelled, and that the nation will incline its ear to those things which are lovely pure and of good report and thus pursue the path of wisdom and virtue - inscription inside Broadcasting House, home of the BBC
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.-- John Adams
[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man. --Samuel Adams
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. --Francis Bacon
Overvalue not therefore the manner of your own worship, and overvilify not other men's of a different mode.- Richard Baxter
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable --if anything is excellent or praiseworthy --think about such things. Phil. 4:8 NIV
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. --Cicero (B.C. 106-43)
When was public virtue to be found when private was not? -- William Cowper
1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to
It may be well my posterity should be informed that to
this little artifice, with the blessing of God, their
ancestor ow'd the constant felicity of his life, down to his
79th year, in which this is written.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885
The arguments for purity of life fail of their due influence, not because they have been considered and confuted, but because they have been passed over without consideration. - Samuel Johnson (Rambler #87)
No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous. - Samuel Johnson: An Introduction To The Political State of Great Britain
..to write and to live are very different. Many who praise virtue, do no more than praise it. - Samuel Johnson: Addison (Lives of the Poets)
Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality.--Eli Khamarov ,Lives of the Cognoscenti
When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue. -- Don Marquis
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. -- Blaise Pascal
However evil men may be they dare not be openly hostile to virtue, and so when they want to attack it they pretend to find it spurious, or impute crimes to it. --La Rochefoucauld, _Maxims_, 1665
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.--Jean Jacques Rousseau
Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice, virtue, and the common good, will always have men to promote those ends; and that which intends the advancement of one man's desire and vanity, will abound in those that will foment them. Algernon Sidney
Personal virtue is no substitute for political hard-headedness.-- Margaret Thatcher, The Path to Power, Harper Collins,1995, p11
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. -George Washington
You can observe a lot by just watching. --Yogi Berra
he most pathetic person in the world is someone who has
sight but has no vision.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. - Schopenhauer
Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure.---Portuguese Proverb
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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